Thursday, February 05, 2009

compulsive

While making dinner {saute onion, garlic, mushrooms in olive oil until tender, add sun dried tomatoes, add white wine, simmer, add half & half, and cream cheese, cook until thickened, throw in some peas, let those cook for a few minutes, add cooked pasta, campanelle are good, toss all together, garnish with shaved parmesan } it dawned on me that I have never made fetching and should really change that.  
You all do this too, right?

83 comments:

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Oh yes, of course!

Will you make your fetching mitts with that lovely tomato soup colored yarn?

todayandeveryday said...

Your dinner sounds divine and your accessory can't be beat. Never made Fetching? you must!! best part, you can eat those noodles with your fingers while wearing them;)
Peace~
Dawn

Steff said...

Fetching is fun!! I have made two pairs. Dinner sounds yummy and that yarn looks yummy too.

Cathy said...

I'll have to try those! I'm not coordinated enough to knit and cook. :)

Kirsten said...

Oh yes. I am just as compulsive. You'll love your Fetchings.

pricklypearbloom said...

um, yeah. I decided I should really finish a pair of mittens I've had on the needles for months the other night while making dinner.

vanessa.e. said...

must be something about those gloves!! I had the same compulsion recently, bought the yarn (teal) but haven't started them yet.... yet!

your dinner sound fabulous. an easy, healthy thing to make!

Anonymous said...

Ah....sure...Make Fetching! It is a fun knit and so ..hhmmmm fetching. It is Corny Thursday.........

Renee said...

I think about knitting and winding yarn while I cook dinner too. :)

Is that the yarn you'll use for Fetching?

tiffers72@msn.com said...

arent we all really good at multi-tasking?!? the fact you took a picture of this task- is proof!

Denise said...

LOL, you're too funny. I did knit fetching, but the ones I kept for me I would have liked to be longer, my fingers still get cold! I do like the sound of dinner - might have to try that ;-)

APA said...

I love this picture. That you multi-task with ease, well, that's the passionate life I've been seeking within and with those to know around me, Together we in warm embrace. Compulsive is to know action and promise in dreams and days. Forge ahead in delight.

Hilary said...

I made Fetching for my aunt for Christmas... loved it.

amywb said...

You cook exactly like I do. But I am lucky to have conquered Toast.

Julie said...

I don't cook if I can't knit while I'm doing it. Those mitts are fantastic!

Twisted Knitter said...

Of course - ALL the time :-) I've never made any Fetching either.

I love that you wind your balls by hand :-)

Mary Jane said...

suddenly i am hungry and my hands feel naked...

how much half and half and cream cheese are we talking???

Prairie Girl said...

They really go hand in hand, don't they?!

Hilary said...

Yes, yes I do!

Lisa Clarke said...

If sewing a shirt while cooking supper counts, then YES! Although I'm not sure I recommend it - I sewed the sleeves on backwards ;-)

passingdowncrazy said...

Yeah, only I'd run downstairs to wind the yarn on a ball winder, and burn the dinner! When I think of something I want to knit, I want to start it RIGHT NOW!

Poshyarns said...

Ha, I love this, yup, I've absolutely done that, we ladies really are multi-taskers.

Chris said...

You will love fetching.

iknitipurl said...

Love the photo! And dinner sounds good.

Sarah Jackson said...

definitely.

Stacey said...

mmm - that sounds yummy! everyone needs a pair of fetching!

Heather said...

Well, the fact that I had to put down the sock I'm knitting, and pause my audiobook, and close the newest knit mag to leave this comment should tell you something.
Thanks for the recipe; sounds very comforting.

lucky knitter said...

Oh yes, absolutely!

Rachel said...

All the time. I dread the day when my ability to multitask is lost!

And that dinner you are making...sounds fantastic!

MadMad said...

Well, actually, I just DRINK the wine, heh heh heh!

MadMad said...

Oh, and P.S. if you DO make them (though I'd suggest not DURING making dinner, if you know what I mean), make them a little longer than the pattern says. Cuz they're too short as is.

knithound brooklyn said...

I have a Swift and Ball Winder permanently attached to my kitchen counter! So yes, I do that too!

zebraknits said...

absolutely so! when i get compulsive about something, i find it hard to shake it off and move on. I always have to succumb to it because I know, i really want it.

you are one of those cooks that just throw in this,a bit of that and voila, magical dinner on the plate!

Kathy said...

Too funny! I just downloaded that pattern today to make!

Carrie S. said...

Absolutely.

At the Honeysuckle Tree said...

YES! I've been holding my stitching while stirring pasta sauce! Too funny.

Tanya

Sandee said...

I must confess. I knit and drive...kinda. I have it on my lap. and at stop lights or long starbuck drivethru lines, I knit. I seem to be much calmer in the traffic now.

I promise I DO NOT knit when actually moving. :)

danceNknit said...

I think about knitting all the time.

The Happy College Knitter said...

Totally.

Angela said...

i absolutely do this! i also spin with my drop spindle while cooking. glad to know i'm not the only one!

Windy Knitty said...

Your dinner sounds delish!

I am a very messy cook, so yarn and cooking do not mix for me:)

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Frequently.

Katie said...

Been there, knit fetching. You'll love them; I do. What yarn are you using? I used Jo Sharp Silk Road (I think).

Trisha said...

I manage a pottery painting store and absolutely LOVE my job, but when I'm not tending to customers or loading/unloading kilns, all I can think about is knitting. I speed on the freeway on my way home, just so I'll have those extra couple of minutes to knit. Cooking, cleaning, laundry, email... they all get in the way of my knitting needles! I don't much care for fingerless gloves (maybe because I have lived my whole life in Georgia), but these are quite lovely... lovely enough for me to understand why you couldn't put the yarn down.

woolandhoney said...

Maybe this is an urban legend, but I've heard that knitters are the reason there's a pocket across the front of aprons....so when the women of yore used to wait for water to boil, they could knit a few rows on their socks. Gives "slogging along" a totally different meaning.

rockbridge said...

Oh my. I'm starving and your recipe just made my mouth water! Will have to try it!! P.S. I love what you've been doing with valentines - so sweet.

Jeanie said...

Thanks for a new dinner recipe-yum!

Design...Stat said...

Thank you for the link to fetching pattern! I've never even heard of it but have always wanted little gloves like that! Definitely will give you a shout out on the blog if I can manage to finish this one! That dinner sounds glorious too!

Knitting Diva said...

Just all the time!! I think it's a female thing! Enjoy!

hurrayic said...

Well...neither have I. I did print it out when it first appeared on Knitty but since then...the pattern has sat stuffed who knows where now.

Lovely recipe!

tiennie said...

Dinner sounds yummy! Yes, you should knit some fetching!

embee said...

i started a pair but never finished... love them though! great pattern!

Lisa said...

I dream about what I should be knitting and about patterns I should be writing, even though I have no pattern writing experience.

Philigry said...

oh that recipe sounds divine. and yes, i am the queen of doing this. OCD is my middle name.

Jessica said...

Yes! But my yarn never gets that close to the stove---I'm too likely to spill and splash.

ali said...

Quite often. I dare/challenge myself to knit another row before it boils/burns/scorches, etc...

Happy knitting!

KnitPastis said...

You wrote cream cheese and I sat straight up. Yum, it sounds great!

Maryse said...

Ah! Ah! Not yet, but I haven't knit fetching either, so who knows what I will be doing when it gets to me ;-)

Journeying Five said...

oh you could make me dinner, that sounds awesome!

amanda said...

Your dinner sounds deelish! Will be trying out the recipe in the next week!

Estella said...

Love the yarn - Fetching is a fun one. If you want info on how to make a smaller size for Libby (I made them for my daughter), go to my Ravelry and look at my Mini Fetching project - details are there. My ravelry id is emhknits.
Have fun!

Seanna Lea said...

I don't usually get that way over dinner, but it always happens in the last race to the finish line in a project. More projects than I can count have been derailed this way because I just couldn't (didn't) stop myself from starting something new with less than a week's worth of work to go!

Elizabeth said...

Such a fun pattern and you'll be wearing them in no time at all (my favourite part).

Dinner sounds delicious! and I love the grey tones in that shot.

Katie said...

Sometimes I knit while cooking? Is that not normal?

Delia said...

My husband just walked by my computer and said "Cooking with yarn?!? But what if it splatters?" He then took two steps and said, "Look what you have done to me!"

Natalie said...

I wish I had time for all of my ideas and inspirations... I guess I'll have to wait for retirement - what is that, 25 years from now?

~ K ~ said...

Those kind of thoughts are exactly what gets me through the day. We just made Valentine's similar to your's too. There's nothing like a homemade Valentine! Good luck with Fetching. Please show us them when you're done.

Marty said...

Doesn't everybody knit while cooking? (Or sew, blog, read, etc.) Women are masters of multi-tasking. DH just shakes his head.

nicole said...

What? I see nothing unusual about this photo...

And now I know what I'm having for diner tonight.

Cinnamonamon said...

I definitely do this, too! Your dinner sounds fantastic...and I love the Valentines cards -- we make our own as well, albeit with plain ole construction paper.

I love visiting your site and discovering that you've been so prolific. You have a serious gift for entertaining but not overly chatty posts (unlike mine, lol). :)

Alisha said...

I can't wait to see your fetching. I will admit that I loved the fetching pattern until I tried your "those mitts". Yours is now my favorite. Shame on you ;)

KeanaLee said...

Never made Fetching but have done quite a few Dashing...on your advice I got 1 ball of Charmed to make some fingerless mitts....it's in my queue

Story said...

what else would one do while cooking?! Of course wind yarn.....ha!

julie from up up creative said...

oh, we ALL do it in our own ways, right? of course my mother would scold you for having anything flammable near the stove, but then my mother would also scold you for not sorting the recycling even when the recycling company says you don't have to. : )

link building packages said...

Sources like the one you talked about right here can be very useful to me! I'll put up a hyperlink to this web page on my blog. I'm positive my visitors will find that very useful. Massive thanks for the helpful info i found on Domain News Anyway, in my language, there will not be a lot good supply like this.

link building services said...

Thank you for the wise critique. Me & my neighbour have been getting ready to do a little analysis about that. We received an excellent guide on that matter from our local library and most books where not as influensive as your information. I am very glad to see such information which I used to be searching for a protracted time.This made very glad! Anyway, in my language, there aren't a lot good source like this.

quality backlinks said...

Properly, that is my very first visit in your weblog! We're a group of volunteers and beginning a brand new initiative in a community within the same niche. Your weblog supplied us useful information to work on. You might have carried out a marvellous job! Anyway, in my language, there are not much good supply like this.

backlink service said...

Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any solutions to stop hackers?

backlink service said...

I was wondering if you want to be a visitor poster on my web site? and in trade you possibly can include a hyperlink your publish? Please reply whenever you get an opportunity and I will send you my contact particulars - thanks. Anyway, in my language, there usually are not much good supply like this.

sim so dep said...

Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any solutions to stop hackers?

so dep said...

Properly, that is my very first visit in your weblog! We're a group of volunteers and beginning a brand new initiative in a community within the same niche. Your weblog supplied us useful information to work on. You might have carried out a marvellous job! Anyway, in my language, there are not much good supply like this.

linkwheel said...

Please inform me it labored right? I dont want to sumit it once more if i should not have to! Either the weblog glitced out or i am an idiot, the second option doesnt shock me lol. thanks for an amazing blog! Anyway, in my language, there are usually not a lot good supply like this.

link wheel said...

Howdy, i learn your weblog occasionally and that i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get loads of spam feedback? If that's the case how do you forestall it, any plugin or anything you possibly can advise? I get a lot lately it's driving me mad so any help may be very a lot appreciated. Anyway, in my language, there usually are not a lot good supply like this.